Southport, NC
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Southport is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,475 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Southport is the 262nd largest community in North Carolina.

Southport real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Southport house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Southport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Southport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Southport is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southport who work in sales jobs (16.35%), teaching (12.47%), and food service (11.33%).

Southport is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The citizens of Southport are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.21% of adults in Southport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Southport in 2010 was $25,262, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,048 for a family of four. However, Southport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Southport is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Southport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Southport include Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Southport is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

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